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An Introduction to ecological economics

Author: Robert Costanza; International Society for Ecological Economics.
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : St. Lucie Press ; [Place of publication not identified] : International Society for Ecological Economics, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. Suitable for undergraduate  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Costanza; International Society for Ecological Economics.
ISBN: 1884015727 9781884015724
OCLC Number: 37650705
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Humanity's Current Dilemma --
1.1 The Global Ecosystem and the Economic Subsystem --
1.2 From Localized Limits to Global Limits --
1.3 Population and Poverty --
1.4 Beyond Brunt Land --
1.5 Toward Sustainability --
1.6 The Fragmentation of Economics and the Natural Sciences --
2. The Historical Development of Economics and Ecology --
2.1 The Early Codevelopment of Economics and Natural Science --
2.2 Economics and Ecology Specialize and Separate --
2.3 The Reintegration of Ecology and Economics --
3. Problems and Principles of Ecological Economics --
3.1 Sustainable Scale, Fair Distribution, and Efficient Allocation --
3.2 Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Ecological Services --
3.3 Substitutability vs. Complementarity of Natural, Human, and Manufactured Capital --
3.4 Population and Carrying Capacity --
3.5 Measuring Welfare and Well-Being --
3.6 Valuation, Choice, and Uncertainty --
3.7 Trade and Community --
4. Policies, Institutions, and Instruments --
4.1 The Need to Develop a Shared Vision of a Sustainable Society --
4.2 History of Environmental Institutions and Instruments --
4.3 Successes, Failures, and Remedies --
4.4 Policy Instruments --
Further Reading.
Other Titles: Ecological economics
Responsibility: Robert Costanza [and others].
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